What is RtI?

    Changes in federal and state laws have directed schools to focus more on helping all children learn by addressing problems earlier within the general education setting.  These new laws emphasize the importance of providing high quality, evidence - based instruction and interventions, and hold schools accountable for the adequate yearly progress of all students.  This new process of providing interventions to students who are at risk for academic or behavioral struggle is called RtI: Response to Intervention.

        Response to Intervention (RtI) is a process that provides interventions and educational support to all students at increasing levels of intensity based on their individual needs.  The goal is to prevent problems and intervene early so that students can be successful.  RtI is a process designed to help schools focus on interventions that are matched to student needs and monitored on a regular basis.  The information gained from the RtI process is used by school personnel and parents to adapt instruction and to make decisions regarding the student's educational program.

           To learn more about the RtI model that the state of Wisconsin has adopted, please visit the Wisconsin RtI Center online.